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President's Report

Three Parks at Gale Brewer's
Get-Out--the-Vote Campaign Rally

Coming Soon: Endorsement Votes for Governor and Other NYS Offices.
What You Need to Know

Message to Our Senators and Representatives: Reach "the Best Possible Deal" to Combat
Climate Change

Campaigning for Democrats at the Broadway Street Fair

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Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at 8:00 pm

Sen. Chuck Schumer
Passing the Democratic Agenda--and Holding the Senate in 2022

Shaun Abreu
(currently candidate)
City Council Member, Dist. 7
Plans and Goals for NYC
Cordell Cleare (invited)
(currently candidate)
State Senator, Dist. 30
Plans and Goals for NYS
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Speaker: Sen. Chuck Schumer
Questions and Answers
Speaker: Council Member Shaun Abreu
Questions and Answers
Speaker: State Senator Cordell Cleare
Questions and Answers
President’s Report
By Lorraine Zamora

Election Day is November 2. If you have not voted early, please go and vote on Tuesday. The Democratic candidates on the ballot have been endorsed by Three Parks and are listed in this newsletter, as well as the five proposed state constitutional amendments. Let me thank all of you who have posted election notices up and down the Upper West Side streets, and to Lynn Thomas for producing them, letting our neighbors know where to vote. This is a service that Three Parks provides every election year, unbeknownst to many but important to all.  

On Monday, November 1, please join us at 103rd Street and Broadway to help Get-Out-the-Vote. Three Parks will have a sidewalk table on both sides of Broadway from 4:00-6:00 pm. 

On Wednesday, November 17, Three Parks will host a sidewalk table to support the proposed New York Health Act, which would establish state-sponsored, single-payer health insurance for all New York State residents. We will be gathering signatures on postcards to present to state legislators. Please join us if you can for this important effort.

At our November 10 club meeting, we are looking forward to hearing from Senator Chuck Schumer. We will also hear from two speakers who are currently candidates and who we hope will both be celebrating election by that time: Council Member candidate Shaun Abreu and State Senate candidate Cordell Cleare. At the meeting, we look forward to congratulating Shaun and Cordell on their successful campaigns.

Then, in the next four consecutive club meetings—December 8, January 12, January 25 and February 9, we will be endorsing candidates for the following: Governor, Lt. Governor, State Comptroller, Congress, State Senators, State Assembly, State Committee, Judges and Judicial Delegates. Please go to our website or upcoming newsletters for more updated information.

Tomorrow Is Election Day!

If you did not vote during the Early Voting period, make sure to vote on Election Day, Nov. 2.

Vote for the Democratic Candidates:

Eric Adams Mayor 
Jumaane Williams Public Advocate
Brad Lander City Comptroller
Alvin Bragg Manhattan D.A.
Mark Levine Manhattan Borough President
Cordell Cleare State Senate Dist. 30
Gale Brewer City Council Dist. 6
 Shaun Abreu City Council Dist. 7
Hasa Kingo Civil Court Judge
Yes on Ballot Proposals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

  • Polls are open from 6am to 9pm
  • For more information, and to view a sample ballot, visit vote.nyc.gov
  • For information about the five ballot proposals for state constitutional amendments, click here.
On Monday, Nov. 1, the day before Election Day, Three Parks will have sidewalk tables for handing out literature about the candidates and ballot proposals.

Where: 104th Street and Broadway
When: 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Stop by and join us!
Three Parks at Gale Brewer's Get-Out-the-Vote Campaign Rally
Many Three Parks members (right) attended the enthusiastic Get-out-the Vote rally organized by Gale Brewer's campaign on Saturday, October 24 at Broadway and 72nd Street.
In an impressive demonstration of unity, nearly the entire slate of local Democratic candidates joined Gale for the event, along with such leading Democrats as Governor Kathy Hochul, Senator Chuck Schumer, and many more. 

Below are some of the speakers at the rally.
Sen. Chuck Schumer
Atty. Gen. Letitia James
Rep. Jerry Nadler
(Left to right) Ruth Messenger, Borough President candidate Mark Levine, City Council candidate Gale Brewer, City Comptroller Scott Stringer
Lieutenant Governor Brian Benjamin
(At right, left to right) State Senate candidate Cordell Cleare, City Comptroller Scott Stringer, and State Senators Brad Hoylman, Liz Kreuger, and Jose Serrano
Coming Soon: Endorsement Votes for Governor and Other NYS Offices
What You Need to Know

Starting in December and running into the early months of 2022, Three Parks will be holding endorsement votes for candidates for Governor, US Congress, NY Attorney General, NY State Senate, NY State Assembly, and other offices that are up for election in 2022. 

Candidates for each office will be invited to speak at our regular club meetings, currently held via Zoom. Here is the tentative schedule.
Schedule of Candidates / Offices
December 8
January 12
January 26
February 9

March 9
US Congress, NYS Assembly
NYS Governor, Lt. Governor
NYS Atty. General, NYS Comptroller
NYS Senate, Judges, Judicial Delegates
Dem. State Committee
Three Parks Board
Check the Three Parks website and your email for any schedule changes.
Before each meeting, candidates will submit a brief profile, which will be posted on the Three Parks website. At the meeting, each candidate will make brief remarks and take questions. 

Eligible voters may vote electronically during a set time period following the club meeting. Instructions and schedules for voting electronically will be posted on the Three Parks website. 
Make Sure You Are Eligible to Vote!

In order to vote to endorse candidates and for the Board and officers, you must be a member of Three Parks Independent Democrats. In addition, you must meet dues payment and meeting attendance requirements. These will be listed on the Three Parks website as meeting dates approach. Look for further information in forthcoming issues of this newsletter. 
Campaigning for Cordell Cleare, Democratic candidate for State Senate, 30th District. At a Harlem rally on Oct. 14, Three Parks members joined with community activists, district leaders, Hazel Dukes, clergy and members of the other clubs in the district to cheer as newly appointed Lieutenant Governor Brian Benjamin announced his endorsement of Cleare for the NY State Senate.
Message to Our Senators and Representatives: Reach “the Best Possible Deal” to Combat Climate Change

In a letter of October 25 to Senators Chuck Schumer and Kristin Gillibrand and to Representatives Jerry Nadler and Adriano Espaillat, the board of directors of Three Parks Independent Democrats urged “big bold action” to combat climate change. While recognizing that because of the intransigence of Senators Manchin and Sinema, and the failure of the Republicans in Congress to “govern on behalf of the vest majority of Americans,” Democrats “may not be able to achieve all our [climate] goals in one fell swoop,” the board expressed its support for “the best possible deal […] in your negotiations concerning the Build Back Better Act.”

The Board also reminded our senators and representatives that “In order to prevail in the 2022 midterms, we must show Democrats and independents alike that we can make life better now and in the future for the planet and our communities, and we must be able to market whatever success we can muster.”
Campaigning for Democrats at the Broadway Street Fair
On Saturday, October 17, Three Parks members reached out to our local community with a sidewalk table at the annual Broadway Street Fair.

Board members handed out flyers and brochures for this year's slate of Democratic candidates. Passers-by also greatly appreciated our fact sheet on the five proposals on this November's ballot.
New York County hearing on the proposed redistricting maps
Wednesday, Nov 10, at 3:00 PM
CUNY Hunter College cafeteria 
695 Park Avenue
 Upcoming Meetings
Wednesday, Nov. 10, 8:00 PM
Three Parks Club Meeting

Wednesday, Nov. 17, 8:00 PM
Three Parks Board Meeting
Wednesday, Dec. 8, 8:00 PM
Three Parks Club Meeting

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Three Parks Board Meeting
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